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Jan 15, 2019 5:46 AM 3+ mon ago

Epic Games Store: exclusives, early access, and how it could take on Steam

By Henry St Leger, Vic Hood 2019-03-14T10:36:10Z Computing

Telltake's The Walking Dead: The Final Season

So what is the Epic Games Store? It's early days for Epic's video game marketplace, which launched December 2018, seemingly out of nowhere.

While Epic Games has a long and illustrious history in making games, especially shooters - Unreal Tournament, and the free-to-play Fortnite, to name just two - the Epic Games online store is the result of several recent developments.

Fortnite has proved a huge money-spinner for the company, as a massive online game that's technically free-to-play but comes with numerous cosmetic items and skins you can pay to upgrade your character with - and has become a global phenomenon off the back of it.

Epic had to build up a huge infrastructure for managing those transactions, which placed it in good ...

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